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Scott

CAREER GOAL: TILER
Caseworker:
Saliha

Progress

87%
£2,851
raised
£3,240
target
221
supporters
Fund Scott to become a tiler

Story
News 2

Pursuing a career that is interesting, rewarding and creative will mean that I’m really living, rather than just existing. I aim to grab this opportunity with both hands and run with it.

In 2011, I fell into financial difficulty through circumstances beyond my control at work. The only option open to me was becoming homeless. I was street homeless for 7 years. During that time, I felt invisible. A lot of places become inaccessible to you because of the literal baggage that you carry around with you on a daily basis. I felt ashamed and embarrassed.

But I realised one day that I was physically and mentally heading in the wrong direction. I got in touch with an outreach team and was soon offered a place in a hostel. I'm now in supported housing and feeling much more secure about my future.

As part of my recovery process, I was encouraged by my support worker to participate in some construction training run by St Mungo's. Here, I discovered an aptitude for a trade - tiling. I enjoyed it so much that I've decided to pursue it as a career. I'm really looking forward to my training - and to be able to come out at the end and find a job that I enjoy.

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Scott's campaign began to fund

    Scott begins his Level 2 course in tiling

    Scott completes his tiling course and starts working on his NVQ

    Scott begins full-time work as a tiler

    Budget
    Qualification

    Tiling tools (est.)
    £600
    Travel to course
    £235
    £40
    £300
    Total
    £3,240

    Progress

    87%
    £2,851
    raised
    £3,240
    target
    221
    supporters
    Fund Scott to become a tiler

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